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Cerebellum of the Squalus acanthias [Spiny dogfish]

Date

1813

Creator

John Howship (1781-1841, British), Surgeon

Object type

Material

Dimensions

height (painting): 244mm
width (painting): 207mm

Subject

Content object

nature
   > animal
      > fish

Description

Plate 21 from the paper "Additions to an account of the anatomy of the Squalus maximus, contained in a former paper; with observations on the structure of the branchial artery", by Everard Home, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol.103 (1813), pp.227-241. From an original specimen caught at Brighton and brought to London for dissection in December 1812. View of the upper surface of the brain of a dogfish of three feet in length, for comparison with views of the brain of the thirty-foot long Basking shark. The work is inscribed with publication and plate details. Initialled "J. H. delt." Royal Society stamp verso.

Object history

An illustration produced for publication in the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.

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